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Pesachim 25: Undesirable Benefits

Milk and meat, as prohibited foods – where does the prohibition against benefit for in, or does it? The comparison to orlah, and why they are different, may be most significant. Also – “for medicinal purposes” will excuse and allow a lot of prohibited-for-benefit items. But not the Asherah. Which brings us to the Big 3 – mitzvot for which one should martyr oneself rather than transgress. Plus: What if you get benefit from something prohibited for benefit – against your will?!


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Anne and Yardaena

Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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